We’re being asked to rank the given compounds in order of boiling point.
Recall that the boiling and melting point of a compound depends primarily on its mass, branching and intermolecular forces.
A higher mass means a higher boiling point. A more branched molecule will have a lower boiling point.
Rank these compounds by boiling point.
pentane; neopentane; isopentane
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